Pesto di Prezzemolo (Parsley Pesto with Anchovies)

Parsley Pesto with Anchovies
Capers and anchovies lend briny depth to this parsley sauce, which is fantastic tossed with grilled or boiled vegetables, and with rich fish like mackerel.Todd Coleman

Capers and anchovies lend briny depth to this parsley sauce, which is fantastic tossed with grilled or boiled vegetables. This recipe first appeared in SAVEUR Issue #140 along with Laura Schenone's story Glorious Pesto.

Pesto di Prezzemolo (Parsley Pesto with Anchovies)
This classic pesto recipe asking for capers and anchovies lends briny depth to this parsley sauce, which is fantastic tossed with grilled or boiled vegetables.
Yield: makes About 1 1/2 Cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup packed parsley leaves
  • 23 cup capers, drained
  • 1 tbsp. packed oregano leaves
  • 1 tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 12 tsp. crushed red chile flakes
  • 2 anchovy filets in oil, drained
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Process oil, parsley, capers, oregano, vinegar, chile flakes, anchovies, and garlic in a food processor until a smooth sauce forms; season with salt and pepper.